Vincent Moretti is one of the NYPD’s top homicide detectives-and one of the most eligible bachelors in town. His family, however, thinks he should date his longtime partner, Jill-a sassy, sexy, smart-mouthed blonde who drives him absolutely crazy.
Behind the quiet authority, tough-guy demeanor, and dark aviator glasses lies a man with a big soul-and a hard body that can soften any girl’s heart. After years as his coworker, Jill Henley has given up hope that anything could happen between her and Vin. Besides, loving him would break all the rules. But seeing Jill with someone else triggers feelings in Vincent he never knew he had. Now he’ll have to stop playing good cop/bad cop-and find a way to convince her to be his partner for life. . .
Cuff Me is the 3rd installment of the New York’s Finest Series by Lauren Layne. It centers around two cops – Vincent and Jill, who have known each other for years and are family friends. They are both also completely in love with one another, although neither is willing to admit it to the other. Yes, its one of those stories. Albeit a good one. Jill leaves for three months to tend to her mother and comes back home with a huge surprise. Im talking HUGE. This is where the story really, really begins and also where, in my mind, it differentiated itself from all the other stories that are similar to it.
I havent read the first two books in this series but seeing as this was a stand alone, it was ok to have skipped them. I really liked the way the story line was laid out. The homicide detective angles and the whodunit side stories went along nicely with the love story and the will they or wont they get together aspect. There was a whole lot going on in this book but the author kept everything very well organized and it was easy to read. The characters were developed nicely, I really enjoyed Vincent most of all. He was a typical uncomfortable-with-romance kind of male but bless his heart he tried and I really fell in love with him toward the end.
I enjoyed Cuff Me a great deal. It was a good read and I will definitely recommend it to others! 4**** WickedGoodStars!